Narcissism linked to aggression in review of 437 studies
Almost every authoritarian, or would-be authoritarian, leader is a narcissist to some extent. One of the things we didn’t know was the connection between narcissism and aggression—though in hindsight it should’ve been obvious (think Putin, Hitler, Mussolini, Assad).
How narcissistic leaders infect their organizations' cultures
Like carriers of a virus, narcissistic leaders “infect” the cultures of their organizations, leading to dramatically lower levels of collaboration and integrity at all levels—even after they are gone.
Higher narcissism may be linked with more political participation
A politically engaged electorate is key to any thriving democracy, but not everyone participates in elections and other political activities. People with higher levels of narcissism—a trait combining selfishness, entitlement and a need for admiration—were more likely to participate in politics.
Narcissists don't learn from their mistakes because they don't think they make any
Narcissists often rise in the ranks within organizations because they exude total confidence, take credit for the successes of others, and deflect blame from themselves when something goes wrong.
Study links attraction to 'tyrannical' leaders to dysfunctional family dynamics
Researchers have identified a correlation between adolescents who reported a high level of conflict at home and those who later identified socially undesirable traits as ideal leadership qualities.
Toxic personality but still successful professionally?
Toxic personality is a term used to describe people who behave greedily, immodestly and unfairly and take the truth very lightly (again, no DT jokes). Researchers have now found out why such people can still succeed in their careers. The trick that leads to the top is social skill. The results were published in the journal “Personality and Individual Differences”.
Men who harass subordinates fear being judged as incompetent
The high-profile men who’ve recently been accused of sexual harassment may not have been simply exercising their power. Instead, their behavior could be related to feeling insecure and believing that others find them ill-suited to or undeserving of their dominant position.
Frequent ‘I-Talk’ may signal proneness to emotional distress
ll know someone who seems to really enjoy talking about him—or herself. Yet while the chorus of “I, I, I” and “me, me, me” might convince us we are conversing with a classic narcissist, the researchers suggest we shouldn’t be so quick to judge
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